New Blog! {Saint Augustine | Jacksonville | Orlando Photographer}

I’m excited to say that my new blog is all ready to go! Please visit the new Mady Joe Photography blog at!

See you there!

Sneak Peak! St Augustine Engagement Session { Saint Augustine Wedding and Engagement Photographer | Jacksonville Wedding and Engagement Photographer | The World Golf Village Wedding and Engagement Photographer}

You may recognize this couple from December 2011 and their surprise engagement. Here is a quick sneak peak from their engagement session over the weekend!

Sneak peak! Saint Augustine Maternity Session {Saint Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | World Golf Village Photographer}

To say a lot has happened since my last blog would be an understatement…. and to say I have a lot of catching up to do would also be an understatement.

As I slowly come back from maternity leave and adjust to life as a mom of three, my first session back was with this lovely couple who have been on my blog a lot! Engagement, wedding, an after the wedding session at Disney, a couple of sessions just for fun, and now….their maternity session! Can’t wait to meet their new addition when he arrives in just a few weeks!




Happy New Year! {Saint Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | Orlando Photographer}

2011 was very exciting for our family and my business. We recently welcomed a new baby boy just in time for Christmas {making our daughter a big sister for the first time!}, my husband celebrated one year in his {not really anymore} new position, our oldest son joined his first soccer team and started VPK, my husband and I took a trip {just us}, and I continued working on my business. I photographed births, weddings, children, couples and engagements, families, and homecomings. I caught up with clients and met new ones that quickly became friends. 2011 was a pretty good year.

To say thank you to all current clients, and introduce a brand new pricing structure for sessions, I am waiving the artist fee for one session for all current Mady Joe Photography clients. The only  ‘catch’  is that the session must be completed prior to August 1, 2012  and must take place in St Augustine or Orlando.

The biggest differences between last years pricing are the lack of digital images included in the session and that mini sessions will no longer be offered year round. Mini sessions will only be for specials through out the year.

Email me at to set up your session!

A Surprise Engagement! {Jacksonville Engagement Photographer | Jacksonville Wedding photographer |}

Are you good at keeping secrets? Usually, I am pretty good, but this time I was so worried about slipping up and giving the secret away! I’ve known about these plans for months and I was so glad when it was finally time for everyone else to know! Even my children knew a little and keeping a 5 year old and 3 year old quiet about something is hard! Especially when my daughter was playing with my ring and looked at me, completely innocent, and said ‘for Aunt Jen?’

Let me rewind a second. We {myself and my children} went to meet Mr. I for some ring shopping and somehow, little Miss M remembered this weeks later and just a few hours before we were going to see Aunt Jen and completely related my ring with the ones we had looked at for Aunt Jen. A girl interested in jewelry. Her poor future husband should start saving now!

So, finally, my sisters birthday weekend came around, and she had no idea what was in store! She was blindfolded from her house alllll the way to the restaurant. That is dedication on Ivin’s part and trust on Jen’s! It was fun, sweet, and yummy! Enjoy some pics!

Saint Augustine Beach Family Session { Saint Augustine Photographer | Saint Augustine Beach Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | Mady Joe Photography|



A few more pics from a recent St Augustine Beach Session!

Happy Birthday, Miss M! {Saint Augustine Photographer | Jacksonville Photographer | Mady Joe Photography}

Three years ago I was exactly as far along in my pregnancy as I am now. This baby we are waiting on and my almost three year old little girl share the exact same due date. Let’s just hope they do not share a birthday.

I still remember taking our son with friends to visit Santa at the mall in Orlando two days before Miss M was born, I remember crying when we were leaving because it would be the last time I would see them before I had another baby {I was induced, we knew when she was coming!}, and being upset that that day was the last day our son would have me all to himself. Blame the pregnancy hormones. I will.

As I was looking back at the pictures to use for this post, I cannot believe how much she has changed and how quickly! When we left Orlando, she was almost 19 months old and still had the little baby look. Now, she looks like a big girl, talks like a big girl, has opinions like a big girl, and is so sweet, and funny. I love how she refers to her bottom as her ‘bobbom’, I love how she loves her ‘baby’, which is a little lovey she has had since birth, I love how she plays cars with her big brother and how she loves him, I love that she will probably be a track star one day, and I love that she sings along with the CD in the car. I love how she laughs, pushes her hair out of her face, and colors in her coloring books. I love that she refers to our dog Abby as her Abby and my parents dog as Baby Winston. Some of my biggest hopes are that she will always be this sweet, will always demand hugs and kisses before bedtime, and that she will love the new baby as much as she loves our son.

Here are some of my favorite pictures over the years 🙂